Los Mejores Destinos en Guatemala

Los Mejores Destinos en Guatemala


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Estos son los destinos más destacados en Guatemala — la lista incluye extensos lagos tropicales, una encantadora ciudad colonial, y las mejores ruinas Mayas en el mundo. Visitar estos destinos le asegura a los viajeros una experiencia guatemalteca completamente auténtica. Podrá explorar templos Mayas, conquistar la cima de volcanes, y pasearse por hermosas calles adoquinadas al estilo del siglo XVIII. Todos estos destinos ofrecen una gran variedad de opciones de alojamiento, y usualmente poseen una gran selección de restaurantes para escoger.

#1:  Antigua

La encantadora ciudad de Antigua se localiza en un valle exuberante rodeado por tres volcanes. Como su nombre lo indica, esta es una ciudad histórica; Antigua fue la capital de Guatemala hasta que un terremoto la destruyó en 1773, posteriormente a este desastre la capital fue traslada a la actual Ciudad de Guatemala, pero aún en ruinas, algunas de las personas de Antigua decidieron quedarse. Hoy en día, esta es Patrimonio de la Humanidad por la UNESCO y uno de los destinos turísticos más importantes del país.

#2:  Panajachel

Panajachel es el pueblo más popular del Lago Atitlán. Situado a lo largo de la costa norte del lago, el paisaje aquí es precioso con aguas azules, exuberantes montañas y volcanes. La cultura del pueblo es una mezcla Norteamericana, Europea e influencias de Centroamérica.

#3:  Quetzaltenango

Quetzaltenango es la segunda ciudad más grande de Guatemala (población 300,000) es un mundo aparte de la Ciudad de Guatemala. Es un lugar cosmopolita, situado a una altitud de 8.000 pies (2.400 m) y es el principal centro de población para los mayas k'iche en el país. A pesar de ser una ciudad bastante grande, sus residentes son amables y accesibles. El nombre K'iche original de Quetzaltenango es Xelajú y hoy en día, sigue siendo ampliamente utilizado en una forma abreviada como Xela.

#4:  Lanquín, Alta Verapaz

Ubicado en un valle exuberante en las zonas montañosas centrales de Guatemala, el pueblo pequeño de Lanquín se está dando a conocer por dos atractivos: las cuevas de Lanquín y las piscinas de piedra caliza Semuc Champey.

#5:  Tikal

Tikal, con sus ruinas mayas altas y su bosque primario extenso, es uno de los sitios más impresionantes de Guatemala. Sin duda, las ruinas tienen los mejores templos y pirámides de piedra caliza del país dominando el paisaje. Las estructuras son parte del Parque Nacional Tikal, un área protegida que ayuda a la conservación de algunas de las zonas al aire libre más prístinas de Guatemala. Visitar Tikal es una necesidad absoluta, mientras se encuentra en Guatemala.


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Where Is The Best Surfing in Guatemala?

There is so much to discover in Guatemala — the beauty of nature, a vibrant and colourful culture, history through archaeology, and so much more. But, did you know that Guatemala is also home to a burgeoning surf scene?...Surf getaway destinations

Guatemala doesn't have a wealth of surf spots, but a surf scene is emerging at the Pacific Coast village of Sipacate. Iztapa and Monterrico also have good breaks.

When you want a break from the waves, but aren't ready to leave the sun and sand, there are plenty of Guatemalan beaches to choose from — some of which are frequented by locals. You may find the dry season (November to early May) to be the best time to visit Guatemala — especially if outdoor adventures are at the top of your to-do list, but keep in mind that the Caribbean coast can see rain throughout the year.

Prepping for your surf getaway

As with most forms of international travel, the easiest way to get to Guatemala is going to be by air, but if you're so inclined, the actual voyage can be part of your adventure if you want to enter the country by land or sea.

Guatemalan entry requirements are fairly simple, and require little more than a passport valid for 3-6 months past your intended length of stay (pending your country of origin), and proof of onward travel.

The most important things you can bring with you to Guatemala are insect repellant and sunglasses, but since you'll likely be planning all kinds of adventures across multiple terrains, we recommend consulting our "What Should I Bring to Guatemala?" page.

Where Is The Best Fishing In Guatemala?

One of the incredible things about Guatemala is that it's a country where no two vacations have to be alike. You can indulge your passion for Mayan culture, go on a beach getaway, enjoy days of leisure as you do nothing but rest and relax — or, you can go on a spectacular fishing getaway. ...That last one sounds good... Guatemala is home to remarkable oceanic and lake fishing. Incredible sailfishing can be had at Iztapa, which is located along Guatemala's Pacific coast about 90 minutes from Guatemala City. In fact, Iztapa is hailed as the "Sailfish Capital of The World," having set world records for single-day catch-and-release. Lake fishing can be enjoyed at Lake Atitlán, where you may be able to hook largemouth bass.

How do you make this fisherman's fantasy a reality? It starts with understanding the best time to go to Guatemala. In general, Guatemala's dry season is November to May, but your Anywhere Travel Consutlant will offer you the best advice! The Caribbean coast can rain anytime of year, and they might have inside intel on when the fish are most likely to bite!

When you've determined when you're going to book your fishing adventure, it's time to figure out how you're going to get to Guatemala and make sure you're prepared to meet Guatemalan entry requirements. Many visitors will air travel most convenient, and will require little more than a vaild passport and proof of onward travel — however, it's still best to verify this information prior to your departure.

The last step, when it's finally time to pack, find out what you should bring when you're heading off to do the best fishing in Guatemala.

Not only are you going to do some of the best fishing in Guatemala, you're going to come back with some of the best travel stories ever!